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We practice sustainability at the farm. Crop rotation, use of drip irrigation and re-using the flower water each week are some of the ways we are being kind to the earth.
As of March 11th we are sold out for our coming season of harvest boxes. If you are interested in joining us for 18 weeks of our beautiful flower share, please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com. We have 3 flower shares for the season available.

Our harvest boxes are on Tuesdays with pickup between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm. 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Early March in the Greenhouse

Today is pepper seeding day. 22 varieties of peppers, from sweet and mild to quite warm. Some seed packets don't have very many seeds so we order more than one packet of some seeds.

Swiss Chard is looking good.

Celery seedlings have their true leaves. 

One of our kale varieties. 

Our red kale is enjoying its spray of water.

A third type of kale. Tender leaves are holding up under the water droplets.

We seeded our greenhouse grown tomatoes several weeks ago. They will grow and produce inside the greenhouse prior to the field tomatoes. The field tomatoes will be seeded in early April.

We are adding to our artichoke patch this year. Both green and purple artichoke plants are looking good (and the same at this stage of their young lives).

Two different kinds of basil, one with curly leaves, one with smooth leaves. Oh they smell great, too.

We are growing a red basil this year. It is called Red Freddie. Its true leaves are "redder" than its cotyledons which are there to help them get started and then fall off.

Our greenhouse crop of slicing cucumbers are doing pretty well. They will be potted up into large pots, staked and babied in the greenhouse. Field cucumbers will be started later.

One tiny impatien has a head start on its "cell mates". There are a few other little green parts in other cells in this 50 cell flat starting to poke through the soilless germination mix we use.

See you next time on the blog.
Lorrie